Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Offers remote video sessions
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
June Rousso is a licensed clinical psychologist and life coach on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She works with clients of all ages, and particularly enjoys helping college students and adults maximize their existing strengths and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of reaching goals.
Dr. Rousso offers both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and coaching, a goal-oriented approach for clients who generally feel well, but are looking to take their careers, relationships, and personal life to the next level. She helps clients to identify recurring stumbling blocks, increase self-esteem, and build the skills to connect more meaningfully with the people around them.
In addition to her work with college students and adults, Dr. Rousso also welcomes school-age children and adolescents to her practice. She sees children experiencing anxiety, hyperactivity, behavioral challenges, and the shifting family dynamics around divorce. She provides play therapy to help younger children learn to communicate challenges in an accessible way.
Dr. Rousso's office is conveniently located steps away from the 72nd St subway station.
Anxiety – Anxiety can inhibit people from setting life goals to being more assertive in different situations. Understanding its roots and facing anxiety without judgment and avoidance are therapy goals.
Depression – Depression can have different roots and often more than one. As the roots of depression and negative thoughts affecting mood are addressed, clients often feel better and engage in life more.
Learning differences – Learning differences often are judged by clients, and therapy focuses on self-acceptance and learning strategies to manage differences when they affect school and work performance. Clients also learn to express their learning needs to others.
Life coaching – Life coaching is often helpful for clients having trouble with organization and setting realistic life goals. They learn to set realistic goals and to hold themselves accountable in meeting them. Obstacles to attaining goals are always explored.
Nutritional Issues – Some clients need help in making better food choices, and in understanding how foods influence mood and behavior. The approach to nutrition is holistic considering not only food, but how other aspects of life such as work and relationship satisfaction influence eating habits.
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Autism spectrum disorder – Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
Career counseling – Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationships – Clients work to gain a better understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships, including fears of intimacy. As self-image becomes more positive, healthier relationship choices can be made.
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Work – Clients explore what holds them back from being more productive at work and making better work choices, including ways work success can be undermined. Handling work stress is another focus of therapy.
Initial session: $200 (60min)
Ongoing sessions: $175/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $100 - $125 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Dr. Rousso can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“Therapy can help us become who we truly are, and to learn and grow from our life experiences. It is a unique experience in that we explore ourselves less with judgment and more with an eye of understanding.”
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 1983 - Present
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Staff Psychologist, 2005 - 2010
Positive Acorn, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, 2017
Hawthorn University, MS, 2015
New School for Social Research, PhD, 1977